COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Nepal, emerging UK variant and futuristic vaccination strategies to combat the ongoing pandemic

Ranjit Sah, Asmita Priyadarshini Khatiwada, Sunil Shrestha, K. C. Bhuvan, Ruchi Tiwari, Ranjan K. Mohapatra, Kuldeep Dhama, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

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    Abstract

    With the emergence of the new variants of concern (VOC) of the SARS-CoV-2, the efficacy of certain vaccines against them requires further research and considerations for future scenarios of COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccines' lack of efficacy against VOC will pose at risk to the vaccinated population and is a public health threat. In this commentary, we discuss Nepal's recent experiences and expectations regarding the confirmation of VOC B.1.1.7 from the United Kingdom in the country.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number102037
    Number of pages4
    JournalTravel Medicine and Infectious Disease
    Volume41
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2021

    Keywords

    • COVID-19
    • Nepal
    • SARS-CoV-2
    • Vaccination
    • Variants of concern

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